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xxxxxxxxxxxxx Mar 22, 2:40 p.m.
As for supporters, I know an otherwise highly educated, sensible person who still thinks that "something happened" and that she was bought off by the white establishment. Well, whatever they paid her, she obviously put it to good use.
xxxxxxxxxxxxx Mar 22, 2:38 p.m.
"She has destroyed more than just the soccer players lives and everyone associated with the case including the DA,the soccer coach and some of the Duke Administration."
Not that I'm even SLIGHTLY defending her, but let's remember that the DA pretty much destroyed his own life. And since we don't hear much about the men who were accused anymore, let's not assume their lives were destroyed. Hopefully they put it behind them and moved on.
As for her, I think it's hilarious that she has been claiming to be her own defense for some time now, but as the trial date gets closer suddenly she realizes that she needs a real attorney.
TH Mar 22, 2:26 p.m.
SURE...anything elase you want Crystal? You cost taxpayers millions of dollars and now you want and need anything. Watch the Durham court system appoint her one of the best lawyers in Durham. Wow, shes got "guts".
friendlyman Mar 22, 1:09 p.m.
at this point her obituary in 60 years is going to start "Duke Lacrosse accuser died today..."
dejavu2u Mar 22, 1:05 p.m.
Can we please convict Crystal Mangum of murder and move on? Geesh.
Sherlock Mar 22, 12:09 p.m.
Let Rev. Barber, the NAACP and the Black Panthers find and pay for her lawyer. I mean, they were so quick to rush to her aid before, why not now? Because she made them all look foolish. They want nothing to do with her.
stymieindurham Mar 22, 10:25 a.m.
Barber, Jackson, and the boys will be back when the cameras start rolling again.
kornfan2448 Mar 22, 9:57 a.m.
Let Rev. Barber, the NAACP and the Black Panthers find and pay for her lawyer. I mean, they were so quick to rush to her aid before, why not now?
gingerlynn Mar 22, 9:23 a.m.
People in heck want icewater too....
stymieindurham Mar 22, 8:57 a.m.
Who put up her 200K bond? That should be public record. And, if she posted the bond, how does she qualify for an attorney that WE have to pay for???
stymieindurham Mar 22, 8:52 a.m.
When will WRAL stop referencing mangum asthe "LaCross accuser" and refer to her as the accused "murderer"????
Milkman Mar 21, 5:43 p.m.
She has supporters. Several members of the Durham City Counsel spoke on her behalf at her last attempted murder trial. Not sure who put up the money for her bail or why she was granted one, hopefully she's at least on house arrest to protect the citizens of Durham.
As for calling her the Duke Lacrosse Accuser being unfair to the team, I disagree. Whenever I hear her name or think of that case I think about horrible corruption and coverup in the legal system, about good young men falsely accused who only were able to avoid jail because they had money. I think about the University who threw them under the bus without getting the facts, and about a woman who was never even charged with a crime for trying to ruin those boys lives. Now she has taken a life and probably will kill again, because the legal system exists to let her free while imprisoning the innocent.
what_in_the____ Mar 21, 5:43 p.m.
Don't label just bits and pieces; & I'm not a Duke fan by any means; but if you are going to mention Duke every time this woman makes the "news" then don't hold off on all the facts - example: Crystal Mangum, the woman that Rev. Jackson & the NAACP stood up for when she falsely accused Duke players of rape.... Also, how does one post a $200k bond then qualify for a court appointed lawyer???
Kristen168 Mar 21, 4:45 p.m.
News flash WRAL: Crystal Mangum is a Durham resident who has committed crimes she is not yet being punished for, if she ever is. She has a name and it isn't Duke LaCrosse. Because of the treachery of Ms. Mangum, the Durham DA and others, innocent young men could have gone to prison for life. The press continues to demonize Duke University by naming the la crosse program every time this woman utters a word. The real devil(s) lie in the details.
craigral47 Mar 21, 4:24 p.m.
When is the system ever going rid society of this person being amongst normal law abiding citizens.
She has destroyed more than just the soccer players lives and everyone associated with the case including the DA,the soccer coach and some of the Duke Administration.
Go to Google and put in her name and get a full rundown on this girl and you will see that it did'nt just start with the soccer lie
EnoughWhiningAlready Mar 21, 4:21 p.m.
"Its probaly safe to stop using the Duke lacrosse accuser as her title."
Yes, it can be replaced with "Accused Murderer".
affirmativediversity Mar 21, 3:59 p.m.
And which Judge approved her bail?
Pleasepostmycomments Mar 21, 3:57 p.m.
Crystal Mangum wants new lawyer on murder charge!
There WRAL, I fixed it for you!
HUSKYLOVE Mar 21, 3:55 p.m.
She has been appointed attorneys (yes, several) She has repeatedly asked they be fired or replaced. She's "shopping" the system.
And her supporters only had to put up a percentage of the 200K.
I agree with GravyPig - Let's start referring to her as ACCUSED MURDERER and drop the whole Duke association
4Strikes Mar 21, 3:47 p.m.
Well by all means, giveher anything she wants. She is a hero to most liberals after her attempts to destroy all those evil, rich kids at Duke.
vile garbage Mar 21, 3:10 p.m.
She is not in jail at this time... think about that for a minute..
DurhamDevil Mar 21, 2:41 p.m.
Her only "supporters" are the taxpayers who are picking up the tab for her legal fees and incarceration.
GravyPig Mar 21, 2:34 p.m.
"Its probaly safe to stop using the Duke lacrosse accuser as her tile."
Agreed. If people don't know her name by now....
Man what a mess she is.
"She has "supporters"???"
I had to double take on that one too.
Nancy Mar 21, 2:24 p.m.
Why does the headline have to use the Duke issue? Why can't it just say Crystal Mangum wants a new lawyer on her murder conviction?
Because apparently it's not enough to drag the innocent down every time?
bill0 Mar 21, 2:19 p.m.
Everyone is entitled to a lawyer at trial. The only question I have is why they didn't instantly appoint her one after the last guy quit?
Also, if her supporters are willing to post a $200,000 bond for her, why are they sticking taxpayers with the bill for her lawyer? And why wouldn't they pay for a better lawyer than a public defender?
westernwake1 Mar 21, 2:07 p.m.
I will be thankful the day that Crystal Mangum no longer appears in the news headlines. So she wants a new lawyer.... who cares... Why is this news?
Squirreling Dervish Mar 21, 2:01 p.m.
She has "supporters"???
laxstar99 Mar 21, 1:59 p.m.
Its probaly safe to stop using the Duke lacrosse accuser as her tile. I think he has done enough damage. She should be in prison for ife.
garnertoy Mar 21, 1:46 p.m.
get real she should be in jail
formerdevil123 Mar 21, 1:31 p.m.
This is a ploy to delay trial
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2013-09-05 17:25:12